<< stream /CropBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] For example, we expect E4s, E5s, and E6s to contribute to organizational Practices and Processes at differing frequencies. >> Please read the framework carefully to ensure this is the correct grade of membership for you. /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] /Annots 147 0 R /Annots 127 0 R >> /TT3 89 0 R >> << << ENGINEER Competency Profile Engineering Review, Analysis, and Decision Making:Knowledge of and ability to use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions and/or reaching conclusions. /GS8 47 0 R 24 0 obj Every engineer deserves a clear growth path so they can understand, plan, and execute on meaningful career growth. endobj /MediaBox [0 0 612 792] >> >> /Font /Im0 75 0 R /StructParents 6 This step is a lot of work, but an important step as it is the core of the matrix. 3 0 obj /TT1 73 0 R /TT1 73 0 R << >> >> /CropBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] 39 0 obj /Type /Page Providing a framework for this growth (we call ours a competency … /Parent 1 0 R /TT0 74 0 R /StructParents 18 >> /Parent 1 0 R >> /GS7 48 0 R >> /Parent 1 0 R >> /TT1 73 0 R /TT1 73 0 R << /TT0 74 0 R /Font The INCOSE Competency Framework provides a set of 36 competencies for Systems Engineering within a tailorable framework that provides guidance for practitioners and stakeholders to identify knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors crucial to Systems Engineering effectiveness. >> /CS1 71 0 R /StructParents 20 /TT1 73 0 R endobj Context is everything, so clarifying the competency matrix’s purpose before you begin researching will save you time and result in a better framework. endobj >> >> << /CropBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] << It also includes examples of activities that demonstrate the required competence and commitment. Constantly iterating on your competency matrix would be a bad idea, because it means constantly moving the goal posts for career development at your organization. /F2 49 0 R /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] << Every engineer deserves a clear growth path so they can understand, plan, and execute on meaningful career growth. >> endobj /Annots 117 0 R /Type /Page << /TT2 85 0 R >> >> At its core, the Engineering Competency Model is a >> /S /Transparency << endobj /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] << To support this, we use an engineering competency matrix, a framework that outlines expectations and growth paths for engineers. Empirical Assessment 65 6.1 SE C&S Assessment of HSMU 65 7. /F1 50 0 R 40 0 obj /Font << /Parent 1 0 R /ColorSpace /Im1 159 0 R E4, E5, and E6 focus on utilizing those skills to scale impact and create leverage across larger and larger groups of people. /CropBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] /Annots 129 0 R /StructParents 17 /Font /TT1 73 0 R It was also misaligned with the skills our organization had grown to value, which meant in practice, we often ignored it. Competency-Based Assessment The Engineers and Geoscientists BC Competency Experience Reporting System is now competencyassessment.ca. >> Although these competencies had appeared different, the behaviors we had codified were similar enough that we merged them into a single tile: Reliability and Delivery Accountability. << << Step 5.2: Look for opportunities to merge competencies. >> I tried to tackle this step multiple times throughout the process, but without the correct framework to shape my approach, I often felt aimless and scattered. << >> >> /TT2 89 0 R << /CropBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] /Parent 1 0 R /Type /Page So ask these questions, and get explicit agreement. Each one has consequences, and you’ll only get through them if the team is aligned. /CS0 72 0 R Given our bifurcated approach to executing vs scaling, this gave us a better picture of what growth looked like through a pivotal step in a developer’s career at CircleCI. There are many ways to gather feedback, such as having a diverse portion of individual contributors complete mock self evaluations with their manager. 19 0 obj /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] /Parent 1 0 R /Tabs /S >> >> /XObject 1 0 obj >> /TT0 74 0 R /Type /Group /Type /Page /Contents 76 0 R This section describes the SE competency model framework. << We approached this slightly differently, by defining two tiles: E3 (top level individual contributor) and E4 (first position of scale and leverage). /Type /Page Theoretical Framework Creation 61 6. /Type /Page /Contents 98 0 R /Group Rather than trying to wordsmith the nuanced differences between what it means to exhibit Delivering Feedback as an E2 vs an E3, reifying what you mean by each competency by defining a single level is a very enlightening and aligning process. /Font >> >> /TT0 74 0 R /Contents 112 0 R Each individual role will have its own set of competencies needed to perform the job effectively. >> /TT2 78 0 R endobj /TT3 88 0 R /F3 53 0 R /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] /TT0 74 0 R << /Type /Pages /C2_0 148 0 R << /Annots 133 0 R /Resources endobj 2 0 obj >> Once we had this high-level guidance, we broke it down further, assigning scope to each of those execution levels. /Resources << >> /TT2 73 0 R << << >> /TT1 88 0 R >> endobj endobj /Font /TT0 74 0 R /CS2 71 0 R /Type /Group /CS1 71 0 R /TT3 89 0 R We also utilized other publicized competency matrices to seed ideas of what could be in the running. /StructParents 30 /Annots 103 0 R /Annots 77 0 R 21 0 obj >> /Font /Type /Page /CS0 72 0 R /Font endobj endobj /Type /Page >> /CropBox [0 0 612 792] /Group << /Resources /Resources /CropBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] /CS0 72 0 R /CS /DeviceRGB /Type /Page /TT0 74 0 R This provides a level of stability that is important, while also allowing for iteration and evolution over time. /TT2 89 0 R /TT0 74 0 R >> << Someone from our Enterprise team will be reaching out to you shortly. << /TT2 89 0 R However, pretending that it is perfect and will never change is foolhardy and unrealistic. /StructParents 21 /ColorSpace /TT0 74 0 R • The first objective was to evolve the former INCOSE UK Competency Framework to a globally accepted (i.e., approved for release as an INCOSE product) and marketed standard competency framework, based on systems engineering effectiveness, that could be used to produce competency models tailored to the needs of organizations. Why was the INCOSE Competency Framework created? endobj In retrospect, this was the biggest factor in our lengthy redesign process. << • The blue cluster groups the delivery-related competencies • The purple groups interpersonal competencies • The green cluster relates to strategic competencies << /Contents 140 0 R /ExtGState << << /Type /Page The Competency Framework of a Civil Engineer will serve as a model that identifies knowledge, skills and abilities needed by a Civil Engineer for successful performance of their role in the Civil Service. One approach for a complete engineering competency model framework has multiple dimensions where each of the dimensions has unique KSAAs that are independent of the other dimensions (Wells 2008). Engineering Manager. >> /CS0 72 0 R /Resources You should receive an automated response notifying you that we received your info. /CS1 71 0 R /Type /Page /Type /Page /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] /Font Until all stakeholders agree on what your goals are, every attempt at implementation will stall. /TT2 89 0 R << /Contents 110 0 R << Lena orchestrated an excellent feedback session in the format of a focus group, made up of individual contributors of all levels, managers, and HR, that had both asynchronous and synchronous portions. /Contents 136 0 R /GS7 48 0 R << << Start wide, dream big! /TT1 88 0 R /TT1 73 0 R << /Type /Page Following this sequencing should minimize any wasted work. >> /Resources /F4 52 0 R << /Contents 122 0 R This, for me, was the most fun part of this entire process. endobj /Parent 1 0 R << << /ColorSpace The specific guidelines offered in the Engineering Competency Model were designed to assist in the understanding of the core set of abilities needed to enter the engineering profession, in general, and to assist employees in maintaining their skills and be successful throughout their careers. << To achieve Chartered Building Engineer, you must demonstrate that you meet the competencies laid out in the Chartered Building Engineer Competency Framework (Page 18) which requires you to show extensive technical and managerial competency. /F3 53 0 R /TT3 151 0 R /CropBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] /CropBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] << /TT1 73 0 R << >> /Contents 128 0 R >> Building a new competency matrix was a learning process, and a lengthy one, taking about eight months to complete. /TT0 74 0 R I have no doubt during your run through defining each individual tile you will learn things that you want to apply to tiles you have already defined. /Annots 97 0 R /TT1 88 0 R To develop this framework, you need to have an in-depth understanding of the roles within your business. 4. There are two mechanisms you should put in place now that you have your matrix: a way to gather feedback and an agreed-upon timeline for addressing it. /Group << << Terms of Use and /CS1 71 0 R Great, you have a competency matrix, you’re done! /Parent 1 0 R /StructParents 28 /Font /Parent 1 0 R The best step of all - ship it! /Annots 141 0 R >> >> >> /TT1 88 0 R << /ColorSpace >> /CropBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] /ColorSpace >> >> /Resources /CS1 71 0 R /Parent 1 0 R /Annots 99 0 R Along the way we discovered things we valued, as well as what the keys steps to building a career ladder are (and which ones are wasteful). Career development, like all human pursuits, is messier in practice than in theory. /TT2 73 0 R /TT0 74 0 R >> endobj /TT3 89 0 R /Type /Page << >> /StructParents 12 << This framework is an important foundation for establishing the substantial equivalencies of the international academic and professional competency agreements. IM Competency Framework Final 1 IM Competency Framework The framework contains four technical competencies, which are specific behaviours and skills that are generally relevant to all Information Management (IM) positions irrespective of department/division/branch, work function and position. /StructParents 36 /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] >> endobj << The three Stage 1 Competencies are covered by 16 mandatory Elements of Competency. /ColorSpace >> /Font Maybe you are building a matrix for your whole company, or maybe you are building a matrix for your frontend development team. /ColorSpace >> /TT2 73 0 R /TT3 89 0 R /Type /Page << >> >> /TT3 89 0 R /Resources /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] /StructParents 4 /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] /TT2 89 0 R /CropBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] Once the framework was in place, filling out the content became much more straightforward. /StructParents 27 /Parent 1 0 R /CropBox [0 0 612 792] >> /Parent 1 0 R /Parent 1 0 R /S /Transparency /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] /Contents 79 0 R << /CS1 71 0 R /Parent 1 0 R endobj << << >> >> >> /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] /CS0 72 0 R Phase 3 of the Working Group updated both … /Font >> /ColorSpace /TT0 74 0 R /Parent 1 0 R The Civil Engineering competency framework include s /F2 49 0 R Molly Fosco << >> /Resources /Resources /CS0 72 0 R << >> /Contents 126 0 R /Annots 135 0 R /TT3 88 0 R 18 0 obj /TT3 88 0 R /TT1 73 0 R >> Early on, we made the explicit agreement that we wanted our matrix to be a collectively exhaustive definition of what growth looked like for a developer at CircleCI while also being as simple as possible. /Contents 132 0 R /F7 63 0 R >> << /S /Transparency Additionally, while APEGA makes use of its own online system, the competency framework that is in place in Alberta was adapted from the pan-Canadian framework. /Parent 1 0 R Engineers and Geoscientists s Competency Framework outlines the common competencies related to work experience that are essential for Professional Engineers in all disciplines to ensure effective practice and public safety. << endobj /TT1 88 0 R The UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) sets out the competence and commitment required for registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). << << /Type /Page >> /Type /Page Providing a framework for this growth (we call ours a competency matrix; it’s also known as a career ladder, or professional development ladder) is important work, and the responsibility of any organization that wants to nurture and grow its employees. << /S /Transparency << /Type /Group >> /TT1 88 0 R endobj << /TT2 73 0 R 10 0 obj This step is definitely the most laborious. >> /TT2 89 0 R /TT1 73 0 R 41 0 obj /ColorSpace /CropBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] >> << /CS0 72 0 R /S /Transparency /ColorSpace /Type /Page /CS0 72 0 R >> /CS1 71 0 R 29 0 obj << /TT3 89 0 R >> /Type /Page >> /StructParents 15 /F8 62 0 R I would suggest a similar approach. << /Type /Page /TT1 73 0 R << /TT1 88 0 R << >> >> /CropBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] Competencies may vary according to the specific job duties and requirements. /ColorSpace /StructParents 35 A competency matrix is a powerful tool to set a cultural tone and direction, so in designing your matrix, you’ll have many impactful choices to make. /CropBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] 33 0 obj The framework contains the following four competencies. /TT0 74 0 R << >> /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] /Font /StructParents 1 /Parent 1 0 R /Type /Page >> /Type /Page /Parent 1 0 R /CS0 72 0 R >> /Font Leadership – Including skills such as planning, personal communication, supervision, mentoring, team building, man and performance management through to interview skills. Software Engineering Assessment Framework 50 4.1 Software Engineering Competencies and Skills 50 4.2 Competency and Skill Assessment Methodology 55 5. … /Contents 81 0 R /F6 64 0 R >> 4 0 obj /GS8 47 0 R /CS1 71 0 R 5 0 obj /CS1 71 0 R /Resources >> 25 0 obj 22 0 obj This is an opportunity to merge! The APGA Pipeline Engineer Competency System creates a framework for understanding competency and a means of assessing and documenting competency for pipeline engineers. /Resources /TT1 88 0 R 28 0 obj << 32 0 obj >> /Type /Page /Annots 125 0 R << /TT0 74 0 R /Type /Page << /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] However when we started 5.1 we had almost 50. The only time I had to dedicate to the matrix were early mornings, late nights, and weekends. The Engineering Competency Model (“the model”) provides a career ladder/lattice for the engineering profession and promotes an understanding of the skill sets and competencies that are essential to educate and train a globally competitive engineering … /TT3 88 0 R >> >> << /Kids [2 0 R 3 0 R 4 0 R 5 0 R 6 0 R 7 0 R 8 0 R 9 0 R 10 0 R 11 0 R 12 0 R 13 0 R 14 0 R 15 0 R 16 0 R 17 0 R 18 0 R 19 0 R 20 0 R 21 0 R 22 0 R 23 0 R 24 0 R 25 0 R 26 0 R 27 0 R 28 0 R 29 0 R 30 0 R 31 0 R 32 0 R 33 0 R 34 0 R 35 0 R 36 0 R 37 0 R 38 0 R 39 0 R 40 0 R 41 0 R 42 0 R 43 0 R] /TT0 74 0 R /ColorSpace /StructParents 26 /TT2 89 0 R We broke it down into two categories, both focusing on individual contributors: E1, E2, and E3 focus on mastering the skill of software engineering and becoming a highly effective IC. << >> /CS0 72 0 R During this step would be the best time to start wordsmithing. >> >> /ColorSpace For example, we merged Pragmatism and Economic Thinking, as we realized the manifestation of these competencies resulted in the same behaviors. Details This framework supplements the core skills required by civil servants and identifies the additional skills needed to perform well in a science or engineering job in the civil service. /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] >> /CS0 72 0 R /F5 51 0 R << >> >> /Count 42 SE is one of many engineering disciplines. There’s a huge difference between developing a framework that will be used to sort and hire candidates and developing a framework that will be used to determine annual raises. >> << /TT2 89 0 R /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] >> /StructParents 24 << << /Contents 155 0 R About the Competency Experience Reporting System /Resources /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] /Font The number of dimensions depends on the engineering organization and the range of work performed withi… >> /Parent 1 0 R The competency assessment framework makes use of seven Competency Categories, which are groupings of a total of 34 competencies or skills: 1) Technical competence [10 competencies] 2) Communication [3 competencies] 3) Project and financial management [5 competencies] 4) Team effectiveness [2 competencies] 5) Professional accountability [6 competencies] 6) Social, economic, environmental and sustainability [5 competencies] 7) Personal continuing professional development (C… << Such a framework usually includes a number of competencies that are applied to multiple occupational roles within the organization. endobj << << >> /XObject /StructParents 7 /TT1 88 0 R >> This matrix is a tremendously useful tool for us: it informs the structure of our job descriptions and our interview processes. /Filter /FlateDecode /CropBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] This is the part where you sit down and debate “what matters to us?” We had some help from our excellent Head of HR, David Mann, who came in with note cards detailing out ~100 behavior traits that are valuable to have as a professional. /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] /TT2 89 0 R /MediaBox [0 0 612 792] /CS1 71 0 R /TT2 73 0 R 43 0 obj /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] A competent SE must possess KSAAs that are unique to SE, as well as many other KSAAs that are shared with other engineering and non-engineering disciplines. /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] << /TT0 74 0 R /Length 1473 /F2 49 0 R endobj endobj /TT0 74 0 R /Type /Page /CS /DeviceRGB /CS /DeviceRGB /Resources /Font >> /ColorSpace Ability to take action consistent with available facts, constraints, and anticipated consequences. /TT1 88 0 R Before you start to actually fill out the content its good to define the x-axis of the matrix: the growth in terms of title and responsibility. /ProcSet [/PDF /Text /ImageB /ImageC /ImageI] >> Then we explicitly agreed upon on generalized responsibilities for each title. /Parent 1 0 R If you are taking this project on, give it the attention it deserves by giving it to someone as their #1 job. /Parent 1 0 R Step 5.1: Define a single level for all competencies. /CS0 72 0 R It focused on our more junior levels, maxing out at a level which some developers had already reached. /CS0 72 0 R /CS1 71 0 R /ColorSpace << /Annots 107 0 R /TT1 73 0 R >> One of the questions that came up repeatedly for us was: is this a codification of the status quo or is this aspirational? An Engineering Competency Model has been developed to serve as a guide for the development of professionals in the engineering workforce. /CropBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] /Parent 1 0 R /CS1 71 0 R /Font /Font Step 5.3: Fill out the rest of the levels & wordsmith. /TT3 88 0 R /ColorSpace << << /TT1 73 0 R /CS /DeviceRGB endobj /F18 157 0 R << endobj >> endobj /Resources /TT0 74 0 R >> 8 0 obj << /Resources 45 0 R /TT0 74 0 R /Type /Group /ColorSpace >> << /CropBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] /Contents 134 0 R A competency framework defines the knowledge, skills, and attributes needed for people within an organization. /CropBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] /Font /TT4 88 0 R /StructParents 8 42 0 obj /ProcSet [/PDF /Text /ImageB /ImageC /ImageI] With our first pass done, we set out to garner feedback. This step was extremely important in generating confidence that what we had developed represented what we wanted, and would be well received. << /TT2 88 0 R << You should receive an automated response notifying you that we received your info. /CS1 71 0 R However, if you have followed steps 1-4, it should make this step much easier for you than it was for us. /GS8 47 0 R /Resources /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] /Contents 108 0 R /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] /TT0 74 0 R These were not engineering-specific, and ranged from Communication to Political Awareness. You have a finished product that has been wordsmithed, stress-tested, and has buy in from respected individuals in your organization. /Annots 87 0 R /Parent 1 0 R >> /TT1 73 0 R >> /CS0 72 0 R /Type /Page /TT0 74 0 R << As you find opportunities for polish (such as replacing all occurrences of “often” with “usually”), write them down, and use that as your todo list for a final pass. endobj While you are in the throes of defining the nitty gritty details of what it means to scale Economic Thinking to one team vs many is the best time to be critical about whether or not the language you are using properly conveys the intent. /Font Hopefully this guide allowed the process to be quicker and easier than it was for us. >> >> What we’ve learned about hiring engineering managers, Why we re-designed our engineering career paths at CircleCI, Designing a package manager from the ground up: an inside look at CircleCI orbs, Why every business needs CI/CD to succeed: a Q&A with Jim Rose and Cack Wilhelm, How to incorporate fast, positive feedback into your team’s work, Delivering constructive feedback: the do’s and don’ts, E4 - E6: Utilizing skills to scale and generate leverage, Define a single level for all competencies, Look for opportunities to merge competencies. << This was a passion project for me, and I loved working on it, but I was not able to give it the care it needed. endobj >> /Parent 1 0 R >> /Resources << /I true /Contents 114 0 R /StructParents 39 >> /Parent 1 0 R >> /Contents 90 0 R >> /CS0 72 0 R %���� /CS0 72 0 R /ColorSpace << /CS1 71 0 R /Font /MediaBox [0 0 612 792] /CropBox [0 0 612 792] /F14 158 0 R /TT2 73 0 R /Type /Page 26 0 obj The Systems Engineering Competency Framework was developed ‘to have a measurable set of competencies for Systems Engineering which will achieve national recognition and will be useful to the enterprises represented by the INCOSE UK Advisory Board’. Refers to the action taken to address a current or future problem, obstacle or opportunity. << We’re hiring! /Type /Page /StructParents 25 We worked together closely after this, but the fact that she now “owned” it made it immediately obvious to me how much my limited availability had been holding this project back. endobj endobj /TT2 151 0 R /Font Privacy Policy. << >> << /CS0 72 0 R << /Contents 46 0 R At CircleCI, we already had the existing set of titles we wanted to use, (E1 / Associate Software Engineer to E6 / Principal Software Engineer). /F3 53 0 R If I had continued on driving this during my free time, I don’t know if we would have seen it completed in 2018. 45 0 obj /MediaBox [0 0 612 792] /Parent 1 0 R About halfway through the process, Lena and I discovered that we used “often” and “usually” to mean the same thing at about a 50/50 rate. << /TT0 74 0 R /CropBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] endobj 14 0 obj /TT3 88 0 R Management– Various forms of management including risk, cost, time, requirements, configuration, stakeholder and supplier management. /Resources /StructParents 9 6 0 obj /Contents 144 0 R << 44 0 obj /ColorSpace /GS8 47 0 R personality traits that employees need to work effectively and to support business objectives Slight inconsistencies and opportunities for improvement that demonstrate the required competence and commitment process and externally. 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